I was a 13 year old child. I try to tell myself differently.
I knew no better. I didn’t know it was wrong for adults to be doing things to children. I didn’t know what was happening. You asked me if I was sure; I said yes. I encouraged it. A child can not encourage a rape. A child is not responsible for what happens to them.
I didn’t know it was rape until much later. I was 16 when I realized what had happened to me. I spoke to him at 18- he did it to someone else. I didn’t want to ruin his life. Did he know better? It was an accident after all , right?
I didn’t have the support I needed. I didn’t know I would ever be so impacted. I didn’t want to keep the negative things. I didn’t want to be affected by it.
Silence is an act of violence in itself.